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Savoir Bear is everywhere

July 18, 2008 - Jeff Fishbein
Actually, it's more like Coco Bear, so Klondike Cat can sit this one out.

With Hershey's hockey season ended a bit earlier than usual this spring, I've been paying more attention to baseball than bears. But at the last two baseball games I've covered, the Bears have gotten into the conversation.

Filing from Williamsport after the Babe Ruth opener for 14-year-olds Wednesday, I met a fellow season ticket holder at the Sun-Gazette, our sister publication. She happens to be from Mifflintown, so it was a double local tie-in.

More interesting was the woman who came into the press box at Gettysburg Thursday, where the 13-year-olds were playing a marathon (3:15) against State College. At one point, she looked at me and said I appeared familiar to her. No way, I replied, this was my first trip as a reporter to her city.

And then she looked back at me and asked, "Do you go to hockey?"

"The Bears?," I replied. "About 40 times a year."

So does she and her family, it turns out, and that's why she knew me — we're members of that same family. Now, if only it was October ...

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